Connie Brummel Crook

Connie Brummel Crook taught English in Ontario's public secondary schools for thirty years. She has two daughters and five grandchildren. Her first husband, Rev. Reginald Brown, died when their daughters were eleven months and two-and-a-half years old. She married Albert Crook eight years later. Since the beginning of her publishing career in 1991, nine of her novels and three of her picture books have been published by national publishers.

Connie decided to write historical fiction in the hope of bringing to life our own North American heritage for students in the classroom. All of her books are now used in classrooms across Canada and have been from the start. Most have gone to several printings. They are all still in print.

As a graduate of Norwood District High School, Connie Brummel Crook addressed the graduating class of 1998. Her picture and biography were then added to their "hall of fame". On July 15, Connie was one of the Honourable Inductees for the year 2000 into Peterborough's Pathway of Fame. Her name, with the word "Literary" inscribed under it, was engraved on one of the stones lining a pathway in that city's Del Crary Park. 

Visit Connie Brummel Crook's website here.